Senior Coventry Councillor joins PCC’s top team
West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner has appointed
Councillor Doctor Lynnette Kelly as an Assistant Police and Crime
Commissioner, joining Ashley Bertie who has been re-appointed
having served in the role for one year already.
Police and Crime Commissioner David
"I am really pleased to be announcing that Lynnette Kelly will
be joining my top team. She brings a wealth of experience and a
can-do attitude. She will be working closely with Ashley Bertie and
myself to deliver my Police and Crime Plan.
"We will work to continue to ensure that West Midlands Police
remains the country's most efficient police force so that all our
effort goes into protecting our communities from the scourge of
"Over the coming months we will be launching a new Cadets Scheme
for West Midlands Police, continuing the recruitment of officers
and making sure that the force is ready to face the challenges of
Newly appointed Assistant Police and Crime Commissioner
Councillor Doctor Lynnette Kelly said,
"I am proud to be joining the PCC's top team as an Assistant
Police and Crime Commissioner.
"In particular I am looking forward to working with the business
community to drive forward investment and ensure people have the
opportunities they need to gain employment and stay away from
Assistant Police and Crime Commissioner Ashley Bertie
"I am really pleased to be re-appointed. In the next year I will
focus on giving opportunities to young people, continuing to reform
stop & search and ensure that the new West Midlands Police
Cadet Scheme is delivered."
Ashley Bertie will have particular responsibility for young
people and Dr Kelly will be the lead for partnerships.
As Assistant Police and Crime Commissioners they will also be
members of the PCC's Strategic Policing and Crime Board, who meet
in public on a monthly basis to scrutinise and hold West Midlands
Police to account. They were appointed after an open process.
Councillor Doctor Lynnette Kelly is a member of Coventry City
Council and a former Cabinet Member for Business, Employment and
Enterprise on the authority. She was previously a member of the
Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership and has a
Doctorate from the University of Warwick.
Ashley Bertie has served as an Assistant Police and Crime
Commissioner for a year, and has played an integral part in the
Commission on Gangs and Violence that is examining the root causes
of crime and the opportunities that young people need to divert
them from crime. Ashley has also driven forward the young people's
agenda and is working closely with West Midlands Police to
establish a Cadets scheme.